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Raspberry Lemonade V vs Original V (Comparison)

Raspberry Lemonade V vs Original V (Comparison)

If you’ve tried the Original Green V but want to explore more of its flavours, would the Raspberry Lemonade V tickle your fancy?

Raspberry Lemonade V offers a fruity version to the energy drink, but in terms of benefits and energy-boosting properties, it isn’t that much different than Original Green V.

That being said, what exactly is the difference between the two?

In short, both Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V have similar ingredients and caffeine content, but Raspberry Lemonade V contains more sugar and calorie, albeit with a small margin.

If you wish to know more about Original Green V, take a look at the V Energy Drink Ingredients and Nutrition article I’ve written.

Otherwise, hang around for a more in-depth answer to determine which flavour of V Energy is better for you by exploring their ingredients, sugar content and overall nutrition.

Raspberry Lemonade V vs Original V Nutrition Facts

First off, let’s compare the nutrition value between Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V per 250ml serving:

Typical Values
(Per 250ml can)
Raspberry Lemonade VOriginal Green V
Energy118 calories116.6 calories
Protein0g<1g
Fat
(Of which Saturated)
0g
(0g)
0g
(0g)
Carbohydrate
(Of which Sugars)
27.8g
(27.4g)
26.5g
(26.5g)
Sodium125mg275mg
Guarana Extract300mg300mg
Caffeine78mg78mg
Riboflavin1.2mg1.2mg
Vitamin B3
(Niacin)
7.3mg7.3mg
Vitamin B5
(Pantothenic Acid)
1.8mg1.8mg
Vitamin B61.2mg1.2mg
Vitamin B121.4μg1.4μg
Taurine500mg500mg
Glucuronolactone63mg63mg
Inositol45mg
The nutrition facts for Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V
A picture of the nutrition label of Raspberry Lemonade V and Original V side by side
Nutrition info for Raspberry Lemonade V and Original V per 250ml

Raspberry Lemonade V vs. Original V Energy Drink Calories

A 250ml of Raspberry Lemonade V contains 118 calories, while a 250ml can of Original Green V has 116.6 calories.

Given the daily recommended caloric intake ranges between 2000 to 2400 calories for women and 2400 to 3000 calories for men, a can of either version of V won’t drastically affect your daily caloric allowance.

If you compare both of them to Red Bull (117 calories per 250ml can), the caloric content in Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V seem pretty standard for an energy drink that size.

That said, having either can of V Energy back-to-back isn’t a good idea, as all those calories will eventually add up in the long run, which may lead to some serious health issues such as weight gain and diabetes.

While V Energy has an average amount of calories, there’s still plenty of other great energy drinks out there that are lower in calories, which you may like if you’re not too keen on counting calories.

If you want to find out more, check out the article I’ve written on the best zero-calorie energy drinks, which might be useful for you.

Raspberry Lemonade V Ingredients

Have a quick look at the list below for a better understanding of what goes into the Raspberry Lemonade V Energy Drink:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Sugar
  • Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate)
  • Taurine
  • Guarana Extract (0.12%)
  • Flavours
  • Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate)
  • Caffeine
  • Glucuronolactone
  • Colour (Caramel IV)
  • Vitamins [Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), B6, Riboflavin (B2), B12]
  • Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Wheat Derivatives
A picture of Rasberry Lemonade V ingredient label
Take a look at the ingredients in Raspberry Lemonade V

Original Green V Ingredients

I’ve also included the Original Green V ingredients for comparison, as shown in the list below:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Sugar
  • Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate)
  • Taurine
  • Guarana Extract (0.12%)
  • Colour (Caramel)
  • Glucuronolactone
  • Caffeine
  • Inositol
  • Vitamins [Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), B6, Riboflavin (B2), B12]
  • Flavours
  • Wheat Derivatives
The ingredients list at the back of  a can of Green V.
Original Green V contains Inositol

How Much Caffeine is in Raspberry Lemonade V?

Each 250ml of Raspberry Lemonade V contains 78mg of caffeine, which is a relatively low level of caffeine given that most energy drinks often contain around 50 to 300mg of caffeine.

In terms of caffeine, my go-to for an energy drink is around 50 to 100mg of caffeine per serving, and Raspberry Lemonade V fits perfectly into that sweet spot, giving me the boost without the crash afterwards.

Of course, Raspberry Lemonade V won’t have that much effect on you if you have a high caffeine tolerance, in which it might take you a couple of cans before you start feeling its full effects, depending on your tolerance.

But if you go over the daily caffeine limit intake of no more than 400mg, as approved by the FDA, you may experience side effects such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Anxiety

As you can see, both Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V have the same amount of caffeine, so no comparison is needed here.

That said, regardless of which versions you choose, make sure to consume energy drinks responsibly and control your caffeine intake. Remember, moderation is key.

How Much Sugar is in Raspberry Lemonade V?

There’s 27.8g of sugar per 250ml of Raspberry Lemonade V Energy Drink.

While Raspberry Lemonade V’s sugar content isn’t insanely high, it should be noted that the daily added sugar limit according to the AHA is not more than 25g for women and 36g for men.

On the other hand, the UK’s NHS limits the daily sugar intake to no more than 30g per day for both females and males.

If you consider both of the recommendations above, I think Raspberry Lemonade V’s sugar content seems pretty standard for an energy drink, and it won’t cause you serious health problems if taken moderately.

My advice is, only reserve Raspberry Lemonade V for occasions where you really need an extra boost to finish up a task or if you happen to be burning the midnight oil.

And in cases where you find yourself too dependent on Raspberry Lemonade V, I strongly suggest you step away from the energy drinks and get yourself a glass of water instead.

Excessively consuming an unhealthy amount of sugar may lead to side effects such as:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Acne
  • Weight Gain
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Kidney Damage
  • Increased risk of Heart Disease
  • Increased risk of Depression

Check out the interesting video below for more insight on how sugar affects your body:

To add on, you’ll most likely experience a sugar crash when you drink sugary beverages excessively which makes you feel slow and lethargic due to the sudden spike in your blood sugar level.

Raspberry Lemonade V contains a little more sugar than Original Green V (27.4g and 26.5g respectively) so if you’re planning on adding V Energy Drinks into your diet plan without dealing with the unnecessary sugar, the original version may be the healthier choice.

What Does Raspberry Lemonade V Taste Like?

A picture of raspberries
Disclaimer: actual raspberries do not come with a purchase of Raspberry Lemonade V

Raspberry Lemonade V has a pretty self-explanatory taste, but I personally find its lemon flavour more prominent than its raspberry when combined with all the fizzy energy drink elements.

To give you a better idea of what the flavour is like, the lemon flavour basically tastes like it’s Sprite but with a dash of red colour in it.

Personally, I prefer the taste of Original Green V and Blue V better, but if you love the taste of lemonade, it might complement your taste buds better.

From my personal experience, I did feel a surge of energy after drinking it, but 2 hours later, I feel rather sluggish due to the sugar crash.

That said, individual differences exists, and Raspberry Lemonade V might have a better effect on you, so there’s absolutely no harm trying it out for yourself.

What’s The Difference Between Raspberry Lemonade V and Original V?

Raspberry Lemonade
V Energy
Original Green
V Energy
Daily Max Limit
(Female/Male)
Calories118 calories116.6 calories2400 calories / 3000 calories
Sugar27.4g26.5g25g / 36g
Caffeine78mg78mg400mg
Comparing the nutritional value of Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V

Both Raspberry Lemonade V and Original Green V don’t have that much of a difference aside from their flavour, which isn’t surprising considering that they’re from the same brand of energy drink.

I’ve included a summary of some of the more notable differences and comparisons between the fruit and the original version of V Energy:

  • Raspberry Lemonade V has more calories than Original Green V Energy (118 calories vs. 116.6 calories)
  • Raspberry Lemonade V has more sugar than Original Green V Energy (27.4g vs. 26.5g)
  • Raspberry Lemonade V has the same amount of caffeine as Original Green V Energy (78mg)
  • Raspberry Lemonade V has the same amount of Vitamins as Original Green V Energy
  • Original Green V Energy contains Inositol (45mg) while Raspberry Lemonade V doesn’t

Is Raspberry Lemonade V Better?

In terms of nutritional value, the Original Green V seems like the better choice, having less sugar, making it just barely healthier than Raspberry Lemonade V.

Eventually, it all boils down to your own personal taste and preferences, so if you enjoy the taste of lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade V might be the choice for you.

On the other hand, if you’re more health-conscious or planning to cut down your sugar intake, Original Green V definitely stands out in the nutrition department as it has lesser sugar and calorie content.

At the end of the day, both energy drinks do a pretty good job at being an energy booster.

For more comparisons between flavours of V Energy, have a look at my article on Blue V vs Green V, where I go through which of these two flavours might be better for you.

V Energy Alternatives

Looking for energy drinks with a similar caffeine amount as V has? Have a quick look at other great options below:

If you’re more into powdered energy drinks, I’ve also included some good options for you below, which you may find useful:

REIZE (10 out of 10)

A picture of REIZE Energy Drink
REIZE is fresh and delicious

If you’re looking for a healthier option than V Energy Drink, how about getting your hands on REIZE?

REIZE is a great powdered energy drink that comes in a convenient 4g sachet. It has a sensible 50mg of caffeine, zero sugar with only 11 calories per serving.

Apart from that, it contains other beneficial ingredients such as taurine, ginseng and B-group Vitamins. This smart blend gives you the perfect amount of energy without having to worry about any sugar crash after.

Best of all, REIZE delivers straight to your door for only $1 per drink.

That’s great value for money.

Try REIZE today, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a healthier choice than V Energy.

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